Jim Blackwell
Jim Blackwell
Portrayed by: John Hainsworth
Appears in: Dark Paradise
Born: 6 April 1967
Died: October 2017
Age: 50
Status: Deceased
Home: Canyon City, Oregon
Occupation: Parolee
Allies: Alex Romero (fellow prisoner)†
Others: Norman Bates (target/killer)
James Henry "Jim" Blackwell was a parolee that served time together with former sheriff Alex Romero.


Norman discovered his wallet in his possession when he went to pay for paint at the recently re-opened hardware store. "Mother" told him that it had been in the safe in the motel office but he later found it missing and while checking his diary discovered he had had a blackout.

"Mother" eventually showed him the body in the freezer and it was revealed through flashback that the man had showed up intending to kill Norman but "Mother" repeatedly stabbed him. While disposing his body in the lake, his cellphone rang and when Norman answered it, a call from the Bend Correctional Facility revealed that Romero had sent the guy to kill Norman. (Dark Paradise)

His body is later recovered from the lake by the police along with another unidentified body. (Inseparable)

Norman was formally charged with both Jim Blackwell's and Audrey's murder after the latter was formally identified. (The Body)


  • His date of birth can be seen on his driver's license that Norman Bates has in his possession in the final season premiere
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